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, that was dishonest. >> when senator obama said in 2008, i'm going to cut the deficit in half, close gitmo, people said that was unrealistic, but didn't say he wasn't telling the truth. there's a difference, isn't there? >> no. closing gitmo involved an act of congress, and he wasn't able to get congress to agree with him on that question. this is basic math. >> greta: joining us our political panel, abc news senior washington editor rick klein, casey huntington, and byron york. rick, first you. i thought it was executive order to close gitmo, just needed congress to place the people. am i right? >> they realized it was going to be harder than they wanted. the distinction he's making is in terms of campaign pledges versus actions that you can possibly have congress do later. it's a stretch obviously. one man's lie and dishonesty. >> greta: it's name-calling. >> you've seen a shift from the obama campaign in terms of how they're trying to discuss and describe mitt romney. for a long time they were more interested in trying to describe him as a conservative extremist. they didn't want to go after hi
to get the jobs they want. get this deficit and debt under control. make trade work for america so we can make more things in america and sell them overseas and champion small businesses. don't raise taxes on small businesses because they're our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney is a car guy. they keep misquoting him. but let me tell you about the mitt romney i know. this is a guy who i was talking to a family in northborough, massachusetts, the other day. cheryl and mark nixon. their kids were hit in a car crash. four of them. two of them were paralyzed. the romneys didn't know them. they went to the same church. mitt asked if they could come over on christmas. he brought his boys, his wife and gifts. later on he said i know you're struggling, mark. don't worry about their college, i'll pay for it. when mark told me this story, because you know what, mitt romney doesn't tell these stories. the nixons told this story. he said it wasn't the help, the cash help, it's that he gave his time and he has consistently. this is a man who gave 30% of his income to charity, more than
income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it is arithmetic. megyn: now, this professor at princeton, upon whom the obama campaign has based its charge since then, they are citing this professor, harry rosen, to say that romney's plan is going to pinch the middle class -- he has come out and said, i have never said that and i do not believe that. joining me now is lou dobbs, host of "lou dobbs tonight" and a syndicated radio host. it's not often that you see a princeton guide defending a candidate, but he is saying that i am not saying, this will not pinch the middle class. why is that? be. lou: based on a set of assumptions, it is a result of the tax reductions and the marginal tax rate, which would be 20% from top to bottom. megyn: romney is going to cut 20% for everyone? lou: the top 20% will go to 28. and he said, what are you talking about? they stripped away the tax policy center -- which is a left wing outfit. megyn: let's just keep on that, because this is the other thing -- the tax policy center says the middle class
, or the 49ers, are reacting to the same thing, they're both out of control. we have a deficit that is going to kill us. they're not minding the store. now, we come at it from two other spectrums, but they're the same issues, basically the same issues they're focused on. and when the tea party first came in. and i was at a rally down in arizona with a candidate on the first tax day, first april 15th after the tea party was founded. and there were people who were democrats, there were republicans, there were independents who were there rallying on the street. but when they got into the office, they started to morph over to the social issues, so as they have done that, i think the basic premise for the party is very right, frankly. we have got to get serious about these issues. >> president reagan said famously he didn't leave the democratic party, the democratic party left him. do you feel that members of the gop feel that way? do you feel that way? >> oh, i know people feel that way. and i'm certainly verging on that. the party that i saw at the convention when you looked at the clips that -
still have a $300 billion deficit. you see there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. jamie: stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network here to tell us what he thinks about that. hi, stu, good morning. >> well look, the central quote on the economic side of the debate which policy will grow the economy and cut the deficit. paul ryan was very clear. you cut tax rates, that gives you growth. listen to this exchange. >> cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mattally possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it has been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> it has been done couple times actually. lower tax rates increase growth. lower tax rates. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> well that was interruption. that was also a put-down and vice president biden woos factually
to explain it and explain how they're not going to explode the deficits and put a big new burden on the middle class. >> we see a number of battleground stake polls out this morning including those by cbs news and "the new york times" that show a tightening of the contest in several of these states. can joe biden tonight stop the slide in the polls for president obama? >> well, nora, i don't think there's a slide in the polls. i think there was a bump after the debate. i think it was mostly last weekend. as you know, these polls that you conducted don't measure the days since the debate, they measure what happened from before the debate to after. so i don't think there's big momentum. there's no doubt that governor romney collected a couple of points, mostly of republican leaning independents as a result of the last debate. what i think the vice president can do is really drive home the fact that one candidate, the president, has a vision that has squarely in it the interest of the middle class and the notion that you build the economy through the middle class and through a stron
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